Last Call – Zip-Lining, Climbing & more

If you are going to go, I need to know NO later than Noon today. If you reach out to me afterwards, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate you.

Please remember that if you commit to going you are required to pay, even if your schedule changes, as the troop will be laying out the money for you.


Email Mike with any questions.

Troop 106 at the NYC Marathon 2014

Troop 106 will be volunteering (and cheering on our Scoutmaster) at the 2014 NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2nd 2014 from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Mile 14 (Vernon Boulevard and 46th Avenue in Long Island City Queens

Due to security issues, each volunteer must pre-register with the NY Road Runners Association. Volunteer Registration is open for Boys Scouts and their families. EACH PERSON must pre-register INDIVIDUALLY. The deadline to sign up is SEPTEMBER 30.

Step by step registration instructions:
1. Go to:
2. Log in or register with NYRR
3. Click “Volunteer” on left side vertical menu bar
4. Scroll to the bottom of “VOLUNTEER FOR THE TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON” section in center of web page
5. Click the “Volunteer” button in the “FLUID STATIONS 2014 TCS New York City Marathon” section
6. You will enter a web form with a 2 step process 7. Step 1: Select a Marathon Race or event and Volunteer position 8. Scroll down to “Fluid Station, Mile 14 – Queens ” and click adjacent radio button
9. Scroll down to bottom of step 1 page and click next.
10. Click any radio buttons that apply to you 11. Select Group: Select “Boy Scouts”
12. I am registering: Choose the appropriate combo of you and/or children
13. Choose shirt size
14. Accept the Legal Documents and agree to be a Volunteer
15. Now you are done and happily registered

NOTE: If you (Adult or child) would like to have a letter of recognition from the NYC 2014 Volunteers director; please send an e-mail with your full name, Scout’s troop/pack to:


9/11 Memorial Tonight

This is a reminder that we will be participating in the Juniper 9/11 Memorial tonight. We will be meeting at the church at 630-645. All scouts are required in to be full Class A uniforms.

Anthony will be the point person at the church, as I will be at another memorial (Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps) with some of the scouts.

Let Mike know if you have any questions.

Climbing, Zip Lining & More

Does this sound like fun to you?

Join us for our First Annual Troop 106 Climbing Day @ The Adventure Park in Long Island.

Date: Saturday September 27th

Time: 1P – 5P, We will then go to dinner as a group at a local restaurant

Cost: $35 for climbing, Dinner will be separate

Location: The Adventure Park (74 Colonial Springs Rd, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798)


This is open to everyone, youth, adults, alumni, family, etc.

We need to know if you are going NO LATER than 9/16 & Payment by 9/26. If you commit to going and can’t attend,  you will still be charged (unless you can find someone to take your spot) as the troop will lay out the money, due to the short time frame.

I look forward to a Great time & starting a new tradition. Hope to see you all there.

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Help Clean Central Park

I was approached yesterday by the Program Director for GNYC. He asked me if we would be interested in doing some service in Central Park. I said “Sure”. With that being said, now we need your help.

Their projects vary somewhat, but its raking, moving/cleaning branches, some mulching, etc.  They are looking for 10-12 people or so.

Scouts must be in Class A uniform as it will also be a photo opportunity & our troop pic will go on the GNYC website

Date: Tuesday September 30th

Time: 4p – 6P

Location: I will get more specifics on the exact location

I understand the time can be a bit problematic, and that will affect our turnout. Please email Mike and let him know if you &/or your son can participate.


Reminder for Tonight

Tonight is our first meeting of the Scout Year.

ALL Scouts MUST bring their book, I repeat ALL scouts MUST bring their book.

Any youth that take a leadership position (those required for advancement to Star, Life, Eagle) will be REQUIRED to stay for the TLC meeting, after the regular meeting. Anyone else who wishes to attend may do so as well.

Any questions please direct to Mike,

Help Needed

The troop needs someone who could install a new door frame, and shave down the current door, & install a new lock. This will be for the door to our storage area. The troop will cover the cost of the supplies. We just need someone who could do the work.

Our time frame is ASAP.

Thanks in advance.

Let Mike know if you can help.

Merit Badge Counselors Needed

In line with Scouting’s new focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), we are looking for new Merit Badge Counselors who have experience in the following fields:

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We will be incorporating these activities into our program, and we REALLY need your help.

If you have a skill in one of the above areas PLEASE let Mike know. This is not a huge time commitment and will help expand our program at Troop 106 along with supporting the district.



Cool Things to Do

Here are a few cool opportunities for our scouts:

1) I’m a member of the LaGuardia Airport Kiwanis Club, and they are seeking our assistance at their annual Kids Day event.  They need Boy Scouts to assist in serving hot dogs to everyone for the day.  There are roughly 1000-4000 people that attend this event each year, so the club is looking for a good 50-75 Scouts.  They would need to show up at 10:00am on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Marine Air Terminal of LaGuardia Airport.  They’ll be provided with gloves and everything else needed to provide service.  The uniform isn’t required, but it would be good for them to wear it for the sake of exposure.

2) We have 10 spots available, ONLY can hold them through this weekend.

BOY SCOUT STEM DAY at Fort Hamilton

This event will feature hands-on learning,

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Workshops

led by Scout Volunteers, Industry Professionals, and  Educators.

  $15 – Youth, $5 – Adults

3) 2014 NYC Marathon Volunteering – Support Mike who will be running w/ GNYC team.

November 2nd 2014, Sunday – 7:00 AM – 2:30/3:00pm at Mile 14.
Vernon Boulevard and 46th. Avenue in Long Island City Queens
Deadline- September 1 to September 30, 2014 (If you register AFTER Sep 30 you WILL NOT be allowed on the race path)
Volunteer Registration is Now Open for anybody, Boys Scouts, families and friends.

Register now to volunteer for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon:

Please let Mike know if you are interested in any of these opportunities.